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UDFA Tracker: Eagles Sign Undrafted Free Agents Following Draft

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

The Eagles stuck with a best-available mindset in this draft and that, combines with a few trades, resulted in the teams making only five selections in the draft this year.

Naturally, this means the Eagles still have holes and open roster spots for camp. With no picks in the final round, it's no surprise that the Eagles are getting right to work signing the players they think slipped through the cracks.

This page will be updated as more signings are reported.

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With Their Final Pick, Eagles Select TE Grant Calcaterra

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

The Eagles were heading into the season with Dallas Goedert solidified as TE1, but behind him is nothing in stone.

The blocking-first Jack Stoll, who was an undrafted free agent last season and ended the year injured, camp standout Tyree Jackson, who spent essentially all of the last season on IR, veteran Richard Rodgers and Noah Togiai are the other vying for what are two positions behind Goedert.

Of course, it's been reported that JJ Arcega-Whiteside is switching to the position to add another to the competition.

With pick 198, the Birds added SMU's Grant Calcaterra to the fold for that spot, as well.

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Birds Complete Pair Of Trades, Pick Kyron Johnson

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

In a pair of trades, the Eagles essentially traded picks 154 and 237 for picks 181 and 198.

While it looked like Kingsley Enagbare or Matt Araiza would be available for the Eagles to fill the needs at edge or punter, they were selected at 179 and 180, the two pick before the one the Eagles had traded up to.

Instead, the Eagles selected Kyron Johnson out of Kansas, which may have been their plan all along.

It's hard to provide any real valuation because it's unknown where he'll play. The Eagles announced him at linebacker, his college position.

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Phillies-Mets: Game 22 Preview

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By Michael LipinskiSports Talk Philly Editor 

The Phillies (10-11) will look to get their first hit of the series on Saturday night against the New York Mets (15-6) at Citi Field. The Mets used five pitchers to no-hit the Phillies on their way to a 3-0 win on Friday. 

First pitch is set for 7:10 p.m. in beautiful Flushing, New York.

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Flyers 5: Takeaways from the 2021-22 Season

By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor 

A season that felt like it lasted an eternity finally came to an official end on Friday night as the Flyers closed out the 2021-22 schedule with a 4-2 loss against the Ottawa Senators.

The offseason will present its challenges for a team in need of an overhaul and massive improvements at every level of the organization. There will be plenty of stories to come as next season’s team is constructed. For now, here’s one last look at the 2021-22 season with five takeaways from the season.

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Mets Use Five Pitchers to No-Hit the Phillies

New York Mets pitchers Tylor Megill, Drew Smith, Joely Rodriguez, Seth Lugo and Edwin Diaz combined to no-hit the Phillies on Friday night in Queens. It was the first time since 1978 that the Phillies were no-hit on the road. The Mets won 3-0. 

Megill started and went five innings and recorded five strikeouts. Smith, Rodriguez, Lugo, and Diaz combined for the final four innings pitched, striking out four and walking two.

Phillies starter Aaron Nola went six-innings, giving up three runs on on seven hits, and striking out nine. Despite getting the loss, it was another solid out from Nola. 

The final out came when Diaz struck out J.T. Realmuto swinging. 

It was the first time the Phillies were no-hit since May 25, 2014.

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Eagles Grab Nakobe Dean In Third Round

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

So far in the 2022 draft, the Eagles have made just two picks (A defensive tackle and a center) after making a big-time trade for an established number one receiver.

After all that, the Birds had yet to address any of the needs they had entering the draft, which consisted of essentially every defensive position except for defensive tackle.

The Eagles have been going best available in an attempt to build the best team (and lines) they can.

The third round proved to be a positional match for the Eagles, as they Birds drafted Nakobe Dean out of Georgia with the 83rd pick.

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Flyers Season Ends with Loss to Senators

By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor 

And that's a wrap. The Flyers 2021-22 season ended in familiar fashion on Friday night at Wells Fargo Center. 

The Ottawa Senators scored three times in the third period to hand the Flyers one final loss on the season by a score of 4-2, giving the Orange and Black a 25-46-11 record to finish the season.

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Report: Sixers' Joel Embiid Suffers Orbital Fracture, Concussion in Game 6, Ruled Out Indefinitely

By Matt Gregan, Sports Talk Philly Staff Writer

The Philadelphia 76ers received some very unfortunate news on Friday night. The Athletic's Shams Charania reported Joel Embiid suffered a right orbital fracture and mild concussion in the team's Game 6 win over the Toronto Raptors.

The Sixers also released a statement confirming Embiid's injury, adding that "further updates will be provided as appropriate."

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Eagles Land Center Jurgens In Second Round

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

The Eagles have had a very unconventional drafts by their own standards.

Instead of standing pat, the Birds first moved up to draft DT Jordan Davis.

The Eagles then made a move to acquire AJ Brown and solidify their receiving corps.

It wasn't long after the second trade that a new extension for AJ Brown was announced.

The two trades, however, had left the Eagles with only four more picks in the draft with essentially all of the defensive needs they had entering the draft (S, CB, DE and LB) entirely unaddressed.

The Eagles must have chosen to go best-available, however, taking a center out of Nebraska.

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